Period
to 24 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Kent with a requirement for VB skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited VB over the 6 months to 24 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
South East > Kent
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 60 51 57
Rank change year-on-year -9 +6 +6
Contract jobs citing VB 3 5 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 0.56% 1.02% 0.89%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.33% 2.69% 1.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 6
Kent median daily rate £345 £285 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.05% -26.45% -
10th Percentile £333 £268 £194
90th Percentile £508 £303 £425
South East median daily rate £345 £350 £345
% change year-on-year -1.43% +1.45% +9.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Kent median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -22.22% +12.50% +36.17%

VB is in the Programming Languages category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Kent with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
Kent
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 225 186 279
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 42.37% 38.11% 49.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 166 121 182
Kent median daily rate £350 £350 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.48% +3.08%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £263
90th Percentile £554 £500 £475
South East median daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 16
Kent median hourly rate £45.00 £17.42 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +158.40% -53.56% -6.25%
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £40.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year +11.80% +7.33% +7.14%

VB
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

Job postings citing VB as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Kent.

Job vacancy trend for VB in Kent

VB
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Kent

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing VB in Kent.

Contractor daily rate trend for VB in Kent

VB
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VB in Kent over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VB in Kent

VB
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing VB in Kent.

Contractor hourly rate trend for VB in Kent

VB
Contract Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VB within the Kent region over the 6 months to 24 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Maidstone -12 2 £345 -
VB
South East

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing VB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Kent region with a requirement for VB.

1 3 (100.00%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) VB.NET
2 2 (66.67%) .NET
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (66.67%) Visual Studio
2 2 (66.67%) ASP.NET
2 2 (66.67%) C#
2 2 (66.67%) JavaScript
2 2 (66.67%) Fireworks
2 2 (66.67%) MVC
2 2 (66.67%) Automotive
2 2 (66.67%) Web Development
2 2 (66.67%) .NET Framework
2 2 (66.67%) SDLC
2 2 (66.67%) Bitbucket
3 1 (33.33%) Analytics
3 1 (33.33%) Cybercrime
3 1 (33.33%) Internal Audit
3 1 (33.33%) IT Audit
3 1 (33.33%) QA
3 1 (33.33%) Security Testing
3 1 (33.33%) iSeries
3 1 (33.33%) Data Analytics
3 1 (33.33%) Risk Assessment
3 1 (33.33%) Information Security
3 1 (33.33%) Risk Management
3 1 (33.33%) Management Information System
3 1 (33.33%) Internet
3 1 (33.33%) Project Management
3 1 (33.33%) Unix

VB
Co-occurring IT Skills in Kent by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Fireworks
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Bitbucket
1 2 (66.67%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (66.67%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) .NET Developer
1 2 (66.67%) .NET Web Developer
1 2 (66.67%) Developer
1 2 (66.67%) Web Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Auditor
2 1 (33.33%) Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) IT Auditor
2 1 (33.33%) IT Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Auditor
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Senior IT Auditor
2 1 (33.33%) Senior IT Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) .NET
1 2 (66.67%) .NET Framework
1 2 (66.67%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Cybercrime
1 1 (33.33%) iSeries
1 1 (33.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Linux
1 1 (33.33%) Unix
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) MVC
1 2 (66.67%) SDLC
1 2 (66.67%) Web Development
2 1 (33.33%) Analytics
2 1 (33.33%) Data Analytics
2 1 (33.33%) E-Commerce
2 1 (33.33%) Information Security
2 1 (33.33%) Internal Audit
2 1 (33.33%) IT Audit
2 1 (33.33%) Project Management
2 1 (33.33%) Risk Assessment
2 1 (33.33%) Risk Management
2 1 (33.33%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) C#
2 2 (66.67%) JavaScript
2 2 (66.67%) VB.NET
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) QA